What is the OdySea in the Desert?
OdySea in the Desert is a 35-acre, multimillion-dollar entertainment destination. It includes 3 major attractions and approximately 20 dining and shopping establishments, all encircling a one-acre bustling courtyard complete with multiple water features and a lively center stage with entertainment. Reminiscent of popular tourist boardwalks throughout the country, the shops and restaurants showcase the local flavor of the region and offer a variety of merchandise and dining options.
What are the major attractions at OdySea in the Desert?
Anchoring the destination are 3 major attractions.
The largest aquarium in the southwest, OdySea Aquarium takes you on an entertaining and educational oceanic adventure like no other. The state-of-the-art facility will amaze you with a 3D movie experience, SeaTREK® underwater ocean walking, a giant submerged escalator that descends into the deep ocean, and a one-of-a-kind voyage through the Living Sea you’ll have to experience to believe.
Butterfly Wonderland is a one-of-a-kind experience, and one of the best activities for families and visitors of all ages. It is the largest indoor butterfly pavilion in America, and should certainly top your list of “Things to do in Arizona” whether you’re a tourist or a local. This amazing state-of-the art facility includes a magnificent glass atrium that provides the ideal tropical rainforest habitat where thousands of butterflies from around the world fly freely; a state-of-the-art theater for viewing the impressive and educational “Flight of the Butterflies” 3D movie; interactive nature exhibits for children, “Rivers of the Amazon,” a gift shop and a café.
Dolphinaris Arizona allows visitors to interact with dolphins, learn about this amazing species, and support ocean conservation efforts. A swim with the dolphin experience, Dolphinaris hopes to amaze, educate, and empower guests, encouraging them to become stewards of the oceans and its inhabitants.
Can I buy a combo ticket for multiple attractions?
Yes, you can buy combo tickets for OdySea Aquarium, Butterfly Wonderland, and OdySea Mirror Maze either on-line or at the ticket window. At this time there are no combo tickets with Dolphinaris.
Where do I Park and is there a charge to park?
Parking surrounds the complex and is complimentary at OdySea in the Desert. Parking is limited so please allow extra time to park your vehicle. Valet parking is on select, peak days.
Do I need a ticket to enter the OdySea in the Desert entertainment destination?
Good news! It’s free of charge to enter the destination. You can enjoy all of the shops, restaurants, and outdoor entertainment in and around the Center Courtyard.
What is the OdySea in the Desert courtyard?
At the center of OdySea in the Desert, is a 1-acre courtyard. At the center of the courtyard is a beautiful stage surrounded by 8 magnificent water features. Offering free, family friendly entertainment, this area allows guests to set back, relax and take in all the OdySea in the Desert has to offer.
What kind of entertainment will you have?
OdySea in the Desert offers a wide variety of live entertainment and performing artists showcasing their talents throughout the Center Courtyard and on our Center Stage. On any given weekend, you can hear live bands, see an assortment of dance groups, and watch the best performers in the area.
What are the operating hours at the entertainment destination?
The operating hours of the destination are scheduled from 9am - 9pm. Please refer to each business as individual hours are subject to change.
Are there public restrooms?
Yes, there are men’s and women’s restrooms available on the first floor both on North and South sides of the Courtyard. Restrooms within the attractions are for paying guests.
I want to perform at OdySea in the Desert. Who do I contact?
Do you have the chops to entertain thousands of on-lookers? Great! We want to hear from you….
Contact the OdySea in the Desert at the following email address: email@example.com).
I would like to work or volunteer at OdySea in the Desert. How do I apply?
If you are interested in working or volunteering at one of the major attractions onsite, please contact them directly. You can visit their websites for information.
What items are prohibited in the Aquarium?
Restrictions include, but are not limited to, the items listed below:
• Weapons of any kind or objects that appear to be weapons including firearms, ammunition, fireworks, water grenades (metal or plastic), or knives.
• Alcoholic beverages.
• Recreational devices with wheels, such as Segways, skateboards, hoverboards, balance boards, scooters, inline skates, or shoes with built-in wheels.
• Any other items that the OdySea in the Desert determines may be suspicious, harmful, unsafe, or disruptive.